Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) is an inclusive programme that will transform the lives of a generation of children in South Sudan – especially girls and those in the margins of society– through education.

In 2018 there were 156,085 girls enrolled in Primary 1 (P1) but only 5,272 in Secondary 4 (S4). GESS is on a mission to change that. Here's how:



Behaviour Change Communication
Behaviour Change Communication

Creating an enabling social-cultural environment for supporting girls’ education through social and behaviour change communication through radio and community outreach.

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Cash Transfers
Cash Transfers

Direct payments made to girls regularly attending school to help them buy things they need, and contribute to poverty reduction in the family and the community.

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Capitation Grants
Capitation Grants

Providing reliable funding to schools to remove registration fees for students and parents, reduce the cost of education and encourage families to send their children to school.

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Quality Education
Quality Education

Offering practical support to schools, teachers and education managers to improve the quality of education, decrease drop-out and repetition rates.

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Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning
Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning

Studying and understand more about the issues that prevent girls from going to school, staying in school and learning while at school.

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Stories of Change

Happy to be Back!

“When I finish my education, I want to be a teacher, so that I’ll support those who are like me, as they face a lot of challenges”, says Eunice. Eunice is a Primary 5 learner at Rajaf Educational Centre for the Blind. She is excited to be back in school…

Sharing the Stories of Persons with Disabilities

Valerie Awino, a Project Support Officer who works on our Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) programme, reflects on the impact community storytelling has on advocacy through the following story... Last year, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2020, Ajak Atem Kol took to the airwaves in South Sudan to talk…

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